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DULCE Biannual Report Executive Summary

March 2022

This executive summary is an overview the DULCE Biannual Report (May 2021 - October 2021). DULCE, an initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), is an innovative approach based in the pediatric care setting that brings together early childhood, health, and legal system partners to better support families of infants during the critical first six months of life.

DULCE Biannual Report May-Oct. 2021 executive summary.
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How Systems Change Arises from Interdisciplinary Learning and Testing: A Brief

January 2022

The purpose of this brief is to highlight some of the local learning, experimentation, and systems change happening around the country at DULCE sites. Drawing from 14 interviews with DULCE team members across three different states, this brief provides an on-the-ground snapshot of how DULCE members were thinking about collaboration, teaching, and effecting structural change in the spring of 2021.

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Video

LEaP Pad: Supporting and Embracing Youth Power

November 2021

Lessons from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

In November 2021, CSSP hosted a virtual Learning, Equity, and Power (LEaP) Pad featuring a conversation between The California Endowment’s (TCE) President and CEO and two of TCE’s President’s Youth Council members about the importance of sharing power with youth, and how foundations can authentically make space to partner with youth. This session, which is part of the larger LEaP initiative, highlights lessons and insights from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities. This LEaP Pad features:

  • Christopher Covington, President’s Youth Council Member (Former), TCE
  • Karla Ortiz, President’s Youth Council Member, TCE
  • Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO, TCE
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LEaP Pad: A New Health Equity Dialogue

October 2021

Lessons from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

In October 2021, CSSP hosted a virtual Learning, Equity, and Power (LEaP) Pad featuring a conversation between two philanthropic leaders about the broader approach that foundations need to take to advancing health equity and the relationship between democracy and community health. This session, which is part of the larger LEaP initiative, highlights lessons and insights from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities. This LEaP Pad features:

  • Cathy Cha, President and CEO, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Dr. Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President, The California Endowment
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LEaP Lab: A Foundation’s Path to Power Building and Health Equity

September 2021

Lessons from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

In September 2021, CSSP hosted a virtual, interactive Learning, Equity, and Power (LEaP) Lab for funders to join a conversation with experts to discuss the importance of racial equity in efforts to advance health equity and the role that funders can play in the power building ecosystem. This session, which is part of the larger LEaP initiative, highlights lessons and insights from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities. This LEaP Lab features:

  • Jennifer Ito, Research Director, USC Equity Research Institute
  • Tia Martinez, CEO, Forward Change
  • Lauren Padilla-Valverde, Director, Racial Equity Practice & Culture, The California Endowment
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LEaP Lab: How Funders Can Help Build Community Power

September 2021

Lessons from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

In September 2021, CSSP hosted a virtual, interactive Learning, Equity, and Power (LEaP) Lab for funders to join a conversation with experts to discuss power building and how foundations can better support building community power. This session, which is part of the larger LEaP initiative, highlights lessons and insights from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities. This LEaP Lab features:

  • Gigi Barsoum, Founder and Principal, Barsoum Policy Consulting
  • Julia Coffman, Founder and co-Executive Director, Center for Evaluation Innovation
  • Sandra Witt, Managing Director; Program & Partnership, Power Infrastructure Statewide, The California Endowment
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LEaP Pad: Authentically Engaging Community

February 2022

Lessons from TCE’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

In February 2022, CSSP hosted the final session in this installment of LEaP. This LEaP PAD focused on how foundations can authentically partner, and share power, with community residents. The session also highlighted the role of learning and evaluation in disrupting systems of oppression. This LEaP PAD featured:

  • Ms. Towanda Sherry, East Oakland Resident Leader & Organizer
  • Shiree Teng, East Oakland BHC Learning & Evaluation Team Member
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Webinar

Ensuring Families Receive the Child Tax Credit

July 2021

This webinar, from the Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) Coalition, shared innovative outreach strategies to raise awareness about the child tax credit and how families can sign up. 

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An Ecosystem to Build Power and Advance Health and Racial Equity—Executive Summary

December 2020

This executive summary describes a range of strategies and tactics that were used by grassroots organizing groups, policy advocates, and other partners to secure policy changes, system improvements, and other tangible benefits for communities in California over the past decade.

Read the full report.

(53 pp)

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Report

An Ecosystem to Build Power and Advance Health and Racial Equity

December 2020

This report describes a range of strategies and tactics that were used by grassroots organizing groups, policy advocates, and other partners to secure policy changes, system improvements, and other tangible benefits for communities in California over the past decade.

Read the executive summary.

(53 pp)